Step towards a PhD
The May semester for this program will be delivered remotely. In these extraordinary times, students will be able to access Bond's exceptional, personalised learning experience from all around the world. Learn more about remote learning at Bond
Academia requires graduates to enhance their research capabilities and skills. The Master of Arts (by Research) allows students to research within an area of interest and develop their communication, qualitative and quantitative research skills.
Become a recognised specialist within academia
Students in the Master of Arts (by Research) can research in an area of interest within the Faculty of Society & Design. Students are supervised by Academics with specialist knowledge in an array of areas. Graduates can use this program as a stepping stone to a PhD program.
- Specialise in a specific area of interest
- Supervision by Academics with an array of specialist knowledge
- Stepping stone towards a PhD
About the program
The Master of Arts program, by research only, is offered in most areas of study in the Faculty of Society & Design. Prior to formal application, intending applicants need to give consideration to the specific research topic they wish to investigate. This should be determined in consultation with a member of the academic staff of the Faculty to see whether the Faculty can provide the appropriate supervision. Show more
The Master of Arts program, by research only, is offered in most areas of study in the Faculty of Society & Design. Prior to formal application, intending applicants need to give consideration to the specific research topic they wish to investigate. This should be determined in consultation with a member of the academic staff of the Faculty to see whether the Faculty can provide the appropriate supervision. The candidate must be familiar enough with the relevant research area to be able to undertake specialised study in that field. Show less
The May 2020 semester will be delivered remotely.
|Duration||6 semesters (2 years)|
|Program type||Master Research|
|Study area||International Relations and Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
The Master of Arts program provides students with the necessary research skills for academic careers in the university or research sector, or professional employment.
The Master of Arts (by research) project submitted for examination must be between 40,000 - 50,000 words in length, and written in English.
Continued enrolment in the program is conditional on the submission of satisfactory six-monthly progress reports.
Outstanding candidates who make significant progress in their research during the first nine months (or part-time equivalent) of their research may be considered for PhD candidature. In successful cases, the PhD candidature will be considered to have begun at the time of commencement of the Master's degree.
The below fees are based on an annual cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.
- 2020 fees: $38,410
- 2021 fees: $39,760
To support students during the economic crisis created by the current pandemic, financial aid will be provided to students in Semester 2 in 2020. This is in the form of a one-off tuition fee relief, which will be a 20% reduction in Semester 2 tuition fees. For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions.
Students who are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens may be provided with a Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset which exempts them from tuition fees. This exemption is valid for a maximum period of two years for full-time study or up to four years part-time study for a Masters program.
The minimum requirement for admission to the Masters of Arts (by Research) program is a four-year (i.e. eight semester) Honours degree (First Class, 2A, 2B) or a qualification or combination of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to the above by the HDR Committee.
Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide documented evidence that you have achieved an IELTS score = 7.0 (no subscore less than 6.5. Test results should be less than two years old.
Bond University offers limited numbers of Research Training Program (RTP) stipend scholarships for domestic and international students.
Credit for prior study
Transfer credit is not available in this program.
How to apply
Applicants must submit an Expression of Interest as to why they wish to undertake a research degree and the area of research.